WBO announces referee and judges for Salido-Garcia, Martinez-Burgos at MSG on January 19th
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, January 19, in the world title bouts (Orlando “Siri” Salido vs. Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia and Roman “Rocky” Martinez vs. Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos) to be held at the Theater Madison Square Garden in New York.
For the third title defense of Salido’s (39-11-2, 27 KOs) WBO featherweight (126 pounds) title against the #1 ranked Mikey Garcia (30-0, 26 KOs), the referee will be Benjy Esteves, from United States.
The judges for the Salido-Garcia fight are Julie Lederman, John Stewart and Don Ackerman, all from United States. WBO supervisor for this bout will be Valcarcel himself.
Meanwhile, for the fight between the WBO 130lb champion, Martinez (26-1-1, 16 KOs), who is going to make his first defense against Burgos (30-1, 19 KOs), the referee will be Eddie Claudio.
The judges for this bout will be Waleska Roldán, Larry Hazzard Jr. and John Signorile, all from United States. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Luis Perez, the WBO Ratings Comitee Chairman.